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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $20,000 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $7,500 $0 $0 $7,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 10/04/1994 10/22/1994 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H01 10/04/1994 10/22/1994 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Repeat 19100037 Q01 10/04/1994 10/07/1994 $2,500 $7,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02002 Repeat 19100133 A01 10/04/1994 10/07/1994 $5,000 $12,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 03001 Other 19100020 G02 10/04/1994 10/07/1994 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 638916 Event: 07/20/1994Employees Hospitalized When Exposed To Gas Cloud
Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working in a hotel laundry room. Employee #1 was emptying the remnants of 55 gallon chemical drums. Employees #2 and #3 were folding linen. When Employee #1 emptied the chemicals into a floor drum instead of into their respective drums, two chemicals--Liquid Hi-Chlor (liquid sodium hypochlorite) and Tri-Liqui Sour (commercial laundry sour)--reacted and created a yellow-green gas cloud. Employees #1 through #3 evacuated the area. Employee #2 returned, then left again. EMS was called, and Employees #1, #2, and #3 were all transported and admitted to Westchester County Medical Center.
Keywords: work rules, chemical reaction, overexposure, hotel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 113939466 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 113939466 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 113939466 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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